Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2014
Through the outstanding and tireless efforts of Anuradha Koirala, for whom the iconic Mother Teresa served as her spiritual support for her interest and passion for social work, more people worldwide are now aware of human trafficking as not only an inhumane act, but as a heinous violation of human rights.
Dr. Prakash Amte and his wife have toiled tirelessly under extreme hardship to help in the preservation of India’s tribals.His tribal welfare programmes have gained international recognition for their preservation of the culture of tribals of India, who are facing extinction through modern development, exploitation and disease
Dr.Sunitha through her tireless efforts is making it possible for the Government of India and citizens organizations to jointly manage a range of protective and rehabilitative services for children who have been trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation.
Ujjwal Uke has made tremendous efforts to sensitize eminent judges, lawyers, state prosecutors, police officers, members of Juvenile Justice Board, child welfare committee, doctors and healthcare professionals about the scourge of child sex abuse.Largely because of his initiative, Maharashtra has declared zero tolerance towards child sexual abuse.
Thutak Nunpuitu Team (TNT) founded by Dr. Sangthankima is a voluntary social service organization,a unique set-up to execute a triple purpose of maintaining Deaddiction cum Rehabilitation Centre for substance abusers and alcoholics;an Orphanage, home for street children and abandoned children; and a Mental Home for mentally challenged persons.
Child labour and exploitation continue to remain a curse, which is a matter of shame for India.Udaan has become a mission to highlight the grave issue of bonded labour in Indian villages and a symbol for the unrealised hopes of countless Indian children suppressed by this barbaric practice of child bonded-labour
A social activist known for her tenacity and heart for the dis-empowered,Medha Patkar is an astute whistle blower as well as the true personification of the human face of development.
Dr. Vandana Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food, genetic engineering is the main arena of activity where she has contributed intellectually through her activist campaigns.
The story of the Devastation in Kashmir in September 2014 will not be told without the courageous and selfless Rifat Abdullah who endangered his own safety to rescue 300 people which has no doubt earned him a place in the pantheon of the profiles of courage.
Dr. Mishra has authored 300 articles and 15 books including the 500-page Human Bondage: Tracing its Roots in India.His advantages in life rest in no small measure on the blood, sweat and tears of the voiceless segments of humanity.Dr. Mishra has dedicated more than five decades to living out this conviction.
The man who would never back down!Ignoring threats and entrenched interests of partisan politics, the brave and courageous TN Seshan helped clean up India’s elections.T.N Seshan is revered for his honesty and integrity throughout his stint as Chief Election Commissioner of India.